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General information:
Name:
Geometallurgy and mineral processing
Course of study:
2017/2018
Code:
BGG-2-209-EG-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Economic Geology
Field of study:
Mining and Geology
Semester:
2
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Surowiak Agnieszka (asur@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. dr hab. inż. Tora Barbara (tora@agh.edu.pl)
dr inż. Surowiak Agnieszka (asur@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Geometallurgy and mineral processing

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student ma świadomość kompleksowego gospodarowania zasobami złóż surowców z uwzględnieniem jakości danej kopaliny i efektów ekonomicznych możliwych do osiągnięcia GG2A_K02 Presentation
Skills
M_U001 Student umie przygotować i zaprezentować tematykę obejmującą powiązania z dziedzin geologii, górnictwa, przeróbki i przetwórstwa surowców mineralnych GG2A_W02, GG2A_W11, GG2A_W04 Presentation
Knowledge
M_W001 Student zna podstawowe operacje przeróbki surowców możliwe do wykorzystania do danego typu złoża GG2A_W02, GG2A_W11 Execution of laboratory classes
M_W002 Zna jednostkowe operacje przeróbcze dające możliwość uwolnienia zrostów ziaren mineralnych i przeprowadzenia do koncentratu składników użytecznych GG2A_W05, GG2A_W11, GG2A_W07 Execution of laboratory classes
M_W003 Umie posługiwać się narzędziami do opisu i oceny podstawowych procesów jednostkowych w procesie przeróbki surowców GG2A_W11, GG2A_W03 Execution of laboratory classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student ma świadomość kompleksowego gospodarowania zasobami złóż surowców z uwzględnieniem jakości danej kopaliny i efektów ekonomicznych możliwych do osiągnięcia - - + - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student umie przygotować i zaprezentować tematykę obejmującą powiązania z dziedzin geologii, górnictwa, przeróbki i przetwórstwa surowców mineralnych - - + - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student zna podstawowe operacje przeróbki surowców możliwe do wykorzystania do danego typu złoża + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Zna jednostkowe operacje przeróbcze dające możliwość uwolnienia zrostów ziaren mineralnych i przeprowadzenia do koncentratu składników użytecznych + - + - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Umie posługiwać się narzędziami do opisu i oceny podstawowych procesów jednostkowych w procesie przeróbki surowców + - + - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Genesis of term of geometallurgy. Mutual relations between geology mining, processing and dressing mineral raw materials deposits, mainly metal carrying ones in relation to the quantitative and qualitative effects possible to be achieved.
2. Lithological, petrographical composition, level of liberation of metal carrying minerals and influence of these features on methods of useful component recovery.
3. Meaning of geology, mineral processing and dressing in management of primary raw materials resources.
4. Characteristics, occurrence, resources and systematics and conditions of processing operations on example of chosen deposit. Discussion of possible and available technologies of processing and dressing of ore components on chosen example. Evaluation of economic effects.
5. Preparation and presentation of speeches by students widening discussed topics in aspect of chosen mineral raw materials.

Laboratory classes:

1. Basic concepts used in the processing and processing of raw materials and waste (outcrops, content, participation, analysis). Balancing the products of the chapter.
2. The construction of curves of the grain composition, the use of curves. Efficiency of screening, degree of fragmentation. Comparative characteristics of crushers.
3. Calculation of coordinates of separation curves, construction of curves, calculation of distribution accuracy indicators.
4. Processes of enriching raw materials. Concepts: concentrate, waste, content of useful ingredients, yield, loss, degree of enrichment, degree of impoverishment. Balancing of separation products. Solving tasks.
5. Calculation of coordinates and plotting ensemble of enrichment curves. Evaluation of raw material enrichment.
6. Final test.

Laboratory classes:
-
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 76 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 15 h
Participation in laboratory classes 30 h
Preparation for classes 15 h
Examination or Final test 4 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 10 h
Contact hours 2 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final mark is an average of presented speech on lecture x 0.4 + 0.6 x grade of laboratory exercises. The grade of laboratory exercises is an average of tests x 0.6 + 0.4 x grades of reports.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

The subject should be preceded with courses such as: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Basics of Mineralogy and Petrography, Geology of Deposits.

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Books:
Drzymała J.: Mineral processing: foundations of theory and practice of minerallurgy, Wrocław, 2007
Wills B., Napier-Mun.: Mineral processing technology, England, 2007
Journals:
Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing Minerals Engineering
International Journal of Mineral Processing
Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Tomasz NIEDOBA, Calculation of liberation efficiency index on the basis of multidimensional coal characteristics, Physical Separation’13 June 20–21, 2013, Falmouth, UK.
Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Marian BROŻEK, Comparative assessment of spearation efficiency in jigging, Physical Separation’13 : June 20–21, 2013, Falmouth, UK.
Alicja NOWAK, Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Methodology of the efficiency factors of fine grained clayish suspensions separation in multileveled hydrocyclone systems Archives of Mining Sciences = Archiwum Górnictwa, 2013 vol. 58 no. 4, s. 1209–1220.
Tomasz NIEDOBA, Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Selection of statistical method of separation curves approximation for various processes of mineral processing, Proceedings of XV Balkan mineral processing congress : Sozopol, Bulgaria, June 12–16, 2013, Vol. 2 / eds. Ivan Nishkov, Irena Grigorova, Dimitar Mochev ; University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”. S. 679–683.
Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Marian BROŻEK, Methodology of calculation the terminal settling velocity distribution of spherical particles for high values of the Reynold’s number —Archives of Mining Sciences = Archiwum Górnictwa, 2014 vol. 59 iss. 1, s. 269–282.
Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Wpływ rozkładu gęstości ziaren na rozkład ich prędkości opadania dla wąskich klas ziarnowych, Gospodarka Surowcami Mineralnymi = Mineral Resources Management, 2014 t. 30 z. 1, s. 105–122.
Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Marian BROŻEK, Methodology of calculation the terminal settling velocity distribution of irregular particles for high values of the Reynold’s number —Archives of Mining Sciences = Archiwum Górnictwa, 2014 vol. 59 iss. 2, s. 553–562.
Agnieszka SUROWIAK, Marian BROŻEK, A physical model of separation process by means of JIGS, Physicochemical Problems of Mineral Processing, 2016 vol. 52 iss. 1, s. 228–243.
M. BROŻEK, A. SUROWIAK, A. Jarosiński Beneficiation of chromium waste by means of magnetic and gravitational separation – Odzysk chromu z odpadów chromowych z wykorzystaniem separacji magnetycznej i grawitacyjnej, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences. Committee of Metallurgy. Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, 2015 vol. 60 iss. 3, s. 1737–1744.

Additional information:

The necessary conditions to pass the subject are:
1. Preparation according to the instructions given by the teacher and passing positively of laboratory exercises.
2. Presence at all laboratory classes.
The necessary conditions to pass the lecture are:
1. Preparation according to the instructions given by the teacher and presentation of the speech enlarging topics of the lectures and passing it positively.
Lack of presence on exercises caused by certain circumstances (illness, accident) will be justified and the classes can be done in other day selected by the teacher or in other form provided by the teacher (like presentation of the topic in form of speech).
Lack of presence on 50% of laboratory exercises or more results in lack of classification of the student with reccommendation of repeating classes.